PSA going ahead with strike until demands are met

Employees at South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) embarked on a strike on Monday, despite the majority of trade unions, representing around 100 000 workers, agreeing to government's wage increase offer.

They have agreed to government's offer of a seven percent wage increase.

General Manager at Public Servants Association (PSA) Tahir Moepa, says the situation at Sassa is different compared to other sectors because Sassa is not a public service sector, but an agency of government.

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For some reason Sassa's management was under the illusion that whatever happens in the public service sector will automatically apply, which is not the case because legislation is clear that we have to go into negotiations and find a separate deal.

Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association

Even when we look at the salary bands of Sassa, they are completely different to that of public services. So it will be an anomaly to say that we accept that which was signed in the public service.

Tahir Moepa, General Manager at Public Servants Association

The Public Servants Association is demanding a 12 percent increase and have a number of working conditions that are forming part of their demands like maternity leaves, danger allowance and housing allowance.

Moepa says they will be meeting with Minister of Social Development Susan Shabangu to discuss this matter further.

To hear the rest of the conversation with PSA, listen below:


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